Blog: gender equality

What comes after #MyMum – Preventing homelessness amongst Australia’s older women
15 May 2019

You’d have to be a neophyte in the ways of social media and online news to have avoided the hashtag #MyMum over the last week. Sparked by a comments made by the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in relation to his late mother and the intellectual pursuits she delayed in order to singlehandedly raise her young family, #MyMum spontaneously galvanised users who paid tribute to their mothers and grandmothers who […]

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Together, We Can – International Women’s Day Mural Street Art Project
14 May 2019

In celebration of International Women’s Day this year, YWCA Canberra had the opportunity to work with Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS), Lanyon High students, local talented artists Bohie Palecek, Faith Kerehona and young trailblazing community leaders, Dhani Gilbert and Caitlin Figueiredo, to create two separate murals located on the Centre Point building in Garema […]

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I got threats and insults from trolls just for doing my job. It happens to women all the time
4 February 2019

This article was originally published on the ABC News website on 23 January 2019. It is republished here with permission from the author, Ashleigh Streeter.   Have you ever been told you’re a fat bitch? Been told to kill yourself? What about receiving a rape threat from a total stranger — or worse — just for […]

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Creating Wonderland at the LGBTQIA+ Allies Prom
21 November 2018

On Thursday, November 8, YWCA Canberra hosted its third annual LGBTQIA+ Allies Prom at the Ainslie Football Club. The event brought 200 young people aged 12-25 from across Canberra and surrounds. Earlier in the year, a working group of young people and staff were convened to make all the big and important decisions for the […]

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#JustHumanThings
10 October 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we value diversity. That is why we launched Write for Us, an opportunity that provides our members and friends with a platform to discuss their experiences. Today, we are sharing an article written by Young Women Speak Out (YWSO) who tells us about their new photography campaign #JustHumanThings.  Young Women Speak Out (YWSO) is […]

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She Leads 2018: Reigniting the revolution  
13 August 2018

This article was originally published by HerCanberra. There is nothing more powerful than a room full of women who have got each other’s backs. Last week, the annual YWCA Canberra She Leads conference brought together some of Australia’s most intelligent, insightful, generous and funny women for a day of learning and sharing how we can […]

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Rising up! She Leads 2018 Conference showcases how we grow by lifting each other
8 August 2018

The 2018 She Leads Conference was held at the Rex Hotel on 1 August and showcased a diverse range of women’s stories, often against adversity and discrimination, and how they have used their position to encourage and lift women around them. Throughout a full day of speakers and workshops, we explored the theme of Rise […]

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‘Don’t apologise and bat it back’: Mary Delahunty on being direct, irreverent and insistent
31 July 2018

This article was originally published on Women’s Agenda. Mary Delahunty’s direct leadership style has seen her develop a powerful portfolio career.  Mary is speaking at the annual She Leads Conference in Canberra on 1 August, an inspiring day of discussion, networking and action on women’s leadership. Women’s Agenda is proud to support the event again this year […]

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Partnerships that make a difference – Hesta
31 July 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support gender equality and women’s leadership. HESTA are the She Leads Program Partner for 2018, and we had a chat to Sharon Bruzga to find out just what HESTA do and why our partnership is so special. What does HESTA do? We’re […]

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2018 She Leads Conference – Meet Michele Fonseca
23 July 2018

The 2018 She Leads Conference, happening 1 August 2018, brings together some of Australia’s biggest and brightest names from diverse industries and backgrounds to share practical advice and skills on learning to rise, lead, and take other women with you. One fantastic woman speaking at the Conference as facilitator on the panel Creating Structural Change to Rise, […]

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